ALFA ROMEO 4C SPIDER “50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION”

The Alfa Romeo 4C is no more, but it will be heading for classic status sooner than you think. With a few Limited Editions released during its short production run, the ’50th Anniversary’ seems an appropriate edition to cover. Despite a number of owners having a love-hate relationship with the 4C, it’s popularity will only increase over time.

A Red car now residing in Hong Kong. This being No 18. ©rlneoauctions

This open-top only edition came about as an anniversary to mark the 50 years since the first ‘Spyder’ was released by Alfa Romeo in 1966. The Limited Edition being launched in January 2016 for an impressive £67,800. Loaded with Carbon fibre and small detail tricks, this was a fairly quick sell out for the 4C.

The glorious lush interior of the 50th edition ©alfaromeopress

The interior had carbon fibre instrument panel, sports leather seats with detailed contrasting stitching and a matching leather dashboard. Nice touches.

All the extras of carbon for the 50th edition… ©westaway

Another feature of this edition, it was only sold in the UK. It was only available in 3 colours Competizione Red, Madreperla White (Pearl effect) and Giallo Prototipo (yellow)

Competizione Red ©imperialcars
Giallo Prototipo ©ownersrights
Madreperla White ©ownersrights

One of the instant things to spot is the unique flag on the mirrors. This was for the 50th edition only. However, a few of these have fell off by now! The real confirmation is of course the numbered badge on the inside centre console. The outside hosted the wing mirror badge, these are prone for falling off and not every car has them anymore…

the ‘rare’ wing mirror badge

But the main event is the interior badge giving the editions unique number

Here’s No 29 of 50. This being a Yellow car.

A lovely feature with any edition is having that something special, in this case it was the bespoke Caracalla Limited Edition leather travel bag that had been designed to fit the car. the stitching of the bag matched the colour of your car.

The Beautiful bespoke luggage for the 50th edition 4C. this being a yellow car. ©alfaromeopress

With this edition being a UK only feature I’m gathering the numbers to fit the colours….It’s thought 10 were made in Yellow, 15 in White and 25 in Red but let’s see how the numbers add up first before taking one person’s information. One car is still unregistered, believed to in dealer stock (or most likely with Alfa UK). The former Chris Variava Alfa Romeo dealer of Nottingham had sold 6 cars originally, but I’d believe it’s more double that amount… This is now loosely the same company trading as Auto100 and they have a constant stream of these editions and let’s be honest, possibly a safe bet if your looking for one.

The Rare Original UK Brochure

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Now the total number of cars aren’t all in the UK. One is in Hong Kong. There’s as many as 10 in Northern Ireland. And there is a white one in Cyprus, sold from the UK.

So up to now I have 32 cars of all colours, so need a little help. Let me know of your car and it can added to confirm this great limited edition future classic.

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Please get in touch if you have one of these editions!

If this has been helpful in some way, then please mention where you got the information with an ” According to http://www.howmanymade.co.uk ” – It would be Greatly Appreciated for all the time I research for the correct information – Regards, Mike.

14 thoughts on “ALFA ROMEO 4C SPIDER “50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION”

  1. Very helpful summary. First time I have seen the colour numbers split

    I own No. 17 in Red

    Regards

    Andy Kenward

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    1. Hi Andy – thanks for the update. I will add it to the register. Hopefully, I’ll have a full collection soon and a breakdown of all the colours and numbers – Regards, Mike

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  2. Hi Mike

    I have just purchased a white 50th Anniversary from Westaway. really upset the LE badge was missing!! Westaway is onto Alfa Romeo to get confirmation of number, but I doubt they will be able to get replacement badge.

    Regards, Carl

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    1. Hi Carl – Thanks for getting in touch. I did notice there wasn’t a badge on the Westaway car… So you don’t know what number it is? Maybe contact the first dealer that sold the car, they’ll probably have details. Or as silly as it sounds, check under the seats or them hidden areas! Be nice if you could let me know the number outcome. I had seen the others you mention but thanks all the same. Kind Regards, Mike

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      1. Hi Mike. After contacting Alfa Romeo in Italy and a few conversations, they have gone through their records and confirmed my car is number 12. They also still have the badge, which they are going to send me. Well impressed with Alfa Romeo!!

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      2. Hi Carl – that is fantastic news… gives it that touch more originality. Thanks for the update. And indeed, well done Alfa Romeo – Mike

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  3. Hi Mike

    Great article – nicely done.

    I have No. 26 in Competizione Red, it’s done about 8500 miles and lives in West Sussex area, mostly comes out for the Summer.

    Good luck with developing the content, I will be following it.

    Simon

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  4. Hi Mike – HWM in Walton on Thames have No.19 for sale. They used to be an Alfa Main Dealer and I know they are still an Approved Service Agent for Alfa. It is in Competizione Red and its only covered 320 miles!

    Kind Regards

    Paul

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